ELLINGHAM and Ringwood scored 13 tries against Trojans II to move to the top of Hampshire One with an 88-22 win, but they had to work hard in the first half against a strong Trojans pack, writes STEVE BENSON.

The game was played in beautiful sunshine in front of a big crowd on carnival day in Ringwood, but it was Trojans that took the lead when they scored a try from a catch and drive move at the line out that they converted.

Ellingham’s number 8 Stuart Pearce and their full back Chris Frost then scored tries, but Trojans kicked a penalty to level the scores at 10-10.

Ellingham came back strongly with tries from their wing three quarters Matt Raybould and Dean Young and flank forward Jack White with centre Josh Butcher adding two conversions.

Trojans scored a further converted try to make it 29-17 at the break.

In the second half Ellingham were rampant.

Their wing three quarter Dean Young scored a further two tries to complete his hat-trick, with tries also being scored by lock forwards Duncan Soden and Toby Wolfenden, scrum half Dave Jones, full back Chris Frost, flank forward Garrett Avis and number 8 Stuart Pearce, with Josh Butcher kicking all eight conversions.

Trojans replied with one try mid way through the half to make the final score 88-22.

This Saturday, they are away at Locksheath Pumas